Postgame Notes: St. John's
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2011-12 UC MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Jan. 7, 2012

St. John’s (8-7, 2-2 BIG EAST) 57, Cincinnati (12-4, 2-1 BIG EAST) 55
Game 16 ▪ Fifth Third Arena ▪ Cincinnati, Ohio ▪ Att: 8,820

STARTERS

  • Cincinnati: 1 Cashmere Wright (G), 3 Dion Dixon (G), 5 Justin Jackson (F), 23 Sean Kilpatrick (G), 44 Jaquon Parker (G)
  • St. John’s: 1 Phil Greene (G), 3 God’sGift Achiuwa (F), 4 Moe Harkless (G), 11 D’Angelo Harrison (G), 15 Sir’Dominic Pointer (G)

    LEADERS

  • Cincinnati: Kilpatrick (21 pts., 6 rebs.) | Gates (10 pts., 7 rebs.)
  • St. John’s: Harrison (18 pts., 7 rebs.) | Harkless (12 pts., 13 rebs.) | Achiuwa (11 pts., 6 rebs.)

    TEAM NOTES

  • The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Bearcats and a four-game BIG EAST Conference winning streak.
  • Cincinnati is now 6-8 all-time against the Red Storm, with each of the last four meetings being decided by two points.
  • UC shot .263 (20-of-76) from the floor, its lowest percentage under Cronin since shooting .260 (19-of-73) against Ohio State on 12/16/06.
  • UC led 25-22 at the half.
  • The Bearcats forced 19 turnovers and have forced 143 over the last eight games (17.9 per game).
  • UC grabbed a season-high 22 offensive rebounds.
  • Cincinnati has hit 88 three-pointers over the last eight games (11.0 per game) after knocking down 43 triples through the first eight games of the season (5.4 per game).
  • St. John’s shot .429 from the floor, the highest for an opponent since Wright State shot .476 on Dec. 14.
  • Cincinnati suffered its first loss this season when hitting seven or more three-pointers (9-1).
  • Cincinnati led the BIG EAST Conference, allowing 59.6 points per game in 2010-11. The Bearcats are allowing an average of 57.3 points through 16 games this season, which again leads the league.
  • The Bearcats have held 12 of 16 opponents to 60 points or less.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points, his 14th double-figure scoring game of the season and his fourth 20-point effort. He hit four three-pointers and has made a three-pointer in 15 straight games (3.0 per game during that span).
  • With 10 points, Yancy Gates tied Eric Hicks for 24th on UC’s all-time scoring list. He has 1,231 career points.
  • Cheikh Mbodj grabbed a career-high seven rebounds and had a career-best two blocked shots.
  • Dion Dixon tied a career-high with four steals (4 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff on 12/21/11).

    NEXT GAME

  • The Bearcats hit the road for a BIG EAST tilt at No. 9/9 Georgetown on Monday, Jan. 9, at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.